RPBB is the only pollinator of the mainland United States listed as federally-endangered.
Artificial Lighting Doorhanger, NHE. Share at brightly lit buildings to explain why it matters to dim lights.
Our short guide to get your garden buzzing with life — attracting butterflies, bees, fireflies and birds.
Evanston Host Plant Initiative for the Rusty Patched Bumblebee
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We now know that an overly aggressive approach to cleaning up in autumn can damage the environment. So what’s a responsible gardener to do?
Margaret Roach, The New York Times, A Smarter Fall Cleanup, 2020
Fish and Wildlife Service list of host plants for the Rusty-Patched Bumble Bee
Fish and Wildlife Service information page on the Rusty-Patched Bumble Bee
US Fish and Wildlife Service Fact Sheet on the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee
Website database: search your zip code for plants ranked by Tallamy
Certify your habitat with NWF
Donating to Climate Action Evanston and earmarking your donation for Natural Habitat Evanston. You can further earmark your donation to one of our initiatives.
Join our Pollinator Pledge and let the city and landscapers know we care about sustainable yards. Take an optional yard sign to spread the word.
$25/bag to local residents (pickup; no shipping). We also have some $5 seed packets of bottlebrush and little bluestem grass. Order up to one bag or packet of each species, while supplies last. Emails should include your phone number and which species you are requesting. Pay by check payable to Citizens’ Greener Evanston at pickup.
Help at outdoor workdays
Get updates and share your thoughts on our FB Group. You can also check out our FB page here https://www.facebook.com/NaturalHabitatEvanston
Just want to spread the word on certain steps? Mow Less-Leave Leaves (2-sided yard sign) or Leafblowers sign
Get news the next time there is a threat to Isabella Woods. (Only sent when there is news.)
Provide Food, Water, Shelter, Places to Raise Young and Sustainable Steps for wildlife. It helps Evanston maintain its NWF Community-wide Wildlife Habitat certification.